This past weekend on Friday night we decided to visit our new property and take Grey camping on site! I purchased the hubs a blackout tent for Christmas and wanted to try it out before braving the true wilderness with a toddler.
I'm happy to report we all had a BLAST, invited some friends to boot and cooked our dinner, dessert and sunrise breakfast over an open flame.
Returning home smelling of smoke and the outdoors, we were craving a more fanciful breakfast come Sunday. We whipped up these little scrumptious Veggie Loaded Baked Egg Bites with some vegetables and fresh OJ and it was just the perfect return back into home life.
Veggie Loaded Baked Egg Bites
My baby is SIX MONTHS OLD. A half a year old. My goodness. It DOES fly.
He is SO much fun right now and so far, it's my favorite stage. He plays with me, his laughs are infectious and he even tries to make ME laugh now. Which is the cutest thing ever. EVER.
Since he is playing more on his own now, I've had more time to get into the kitchen and cook up some yummy stuff, which I want to share with all of you this season. This one is SUPER simple. SO simple, that I almost didn't put it on here, because, it's JUST eggs. But these are so yummy, and they are dolled up JUST a bit, so I thought, hey. Why not?
People are always asking me what I eat, and for a long time I only put my fancy, more elaborate recipes on the blog. But on the day to day I don't whip up batches of waffles or donuts (donuts are weekend food in my book) - I eat more simple and more clean. Eggs. Roasted veggies. Lean meats. And so this year I am going to start sharing ALL my good eats so that the blog can be more helpful when meal planning.
A lot of my clients, readers and friends come here to make menus and I want you to have easy 5 minute options that are practical for the every day. So enjoy these SUPER simple 2 ingredient dairy-free cheesy eggs.
and voila! Super easy, super yummy, I serve these with a side of veggies, green juice or sweet potato hash.
You know when you get breakfast envy?
Like when you go to a restaurant and you order but then the person who you're dining with, their food arrives and it looks way better than your food and so you're a little sad inside.
That's how this omelette was born.
Never a fan of green onions growing up and even into adulthood, my husband offered to make me an omelette one morning and it was the veggie we had on hand so I declined. I made myself my regular Paleo meal of scrambled eggs, sweet potato and bacon and felt like I had a rock star breakfast.
While cooking up his omelette he ran out of mozzarella and asked if he could use my Daiya mozzarella and once it was done and placed on his plate, I looked at my dish and looked at his and I knew I ordered wrong. Even though I was in my own kitchen.
And once I tasted it, it became a definite craving many weekends to follow, including this weekend.
Who'd have known? There was a green onion fan deep down inside of me. It just needed to be in this yolky, cheesy breakfast creation.
Waffles have become a new weekend obsession around here.
Mr. Charming and I bought a waffle maker many, many MONTHS ago. O.K. it may even been a year or two, who knows, and it just sat and sat, All lonely, just begging to make fluffy brunch goodness.
I finally got around to whipping up an Oat Flour Waffle Recipe last month that was super tasty and we paired them with fresh coconut whip cream and blueberries. But, when we are on our Paleo kick, or for my Paleo readers and clients, I wanted to come up with a recipe that was Paleo friendly and equally fluffy and yummy.
And while the two look similar, their tastes and ingredient make-ups are quite different and cater well to different dietary needs. While these are Paleo, my nut-free readers enjoy the Oat Waffles and vice versa for those seeking something grain free in these beauties.
Mr. Charming and I realize that having breakfast items made on hand and in the freezer to reheat has been SUPER helpful in these early days of parenthood. We've made breakfast burritos, pancakes and waffles almost every morning and it's allowed us to spend snuggly family time with Little One before Mr. Charming has to head off to work.
These are best served hot, with a mug of coffee (decaf for me) with a rich little drizzle of pure maple syrup and a pat of vegan butter.
1 cup blanched almond flour
1 cup tapioca flour
2 TBSP coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
¼ tsp sea salt
2 organic eggs
¼ cup melted coconut or avocado oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
½ tsp organic vanilla extract
Spray or coat waffle iron as directed.
Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
Add wet ingredients and mix for 2 minutes or until batter has thickened slightly. It will still be thin.
Fill waffle maker with batter and follow your appliances instructions.
Serve with maple syrup, honey or fresh fruit.
Waffles can be frozen and then reheated at 350 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
Try saying that recipe name five times fast. It may be a mouthful but it's because these little beauties themselves are a mouthful.
A mouthful of fall deliciousness.
I can't take 100% credit for this recipe. I was sitting down last week brainstorming fall recipe ideas and Mr. Charming came up with the idea for these little beauties. Sitting at our dining room table his genius brain led him to say "what if you made a fall donut, something pumpkin, that was covered in an apple glaze or compote."
Well done, Mr. Charming. Pumpkin and apple are two of the BEST things about this season. Marrying them in a glazey, sweet, gluten-free goodness? Um, yes please. Yes to all of that. It's like a pie donut. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
The recipe below uses almond flour and egg, I do have a nut-free, egg-free recipe for this beauties, just know it does take a few more ingredients, all easy to find, but they do take a little longer. This variation is hearty and dense. Think traditional apple fritter, while the nut-free, egg-free are small and spongy in a GREAT way. Mr. Charming preferred those, as they have a more traditional donut consistency, while I like the dense nuttiness of these.
We headed into the kitchen this weekend and just made batch after batch of donuts until we got the perfect ones. I tried a coconut flour one that was an epic fail. And then I wondered why I even baked that one because time and time again I prove to myself that 1.) I don't care for the taste of coconut flour baked goods, even though I love all other coconut products. And 2.) mastering coconut flour baking is an art form all its own. The donuts came out like little coconut egg-y souffles. Not as gross as that sounded, but certainly not decadent or edible. Which are two requirements for desserts or donuts in my book.
Below, you will find the recipe for the winner. And again, for the nut-free, egg-free recipe click here.
2 C. Almond Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. ginger
3 TBSP. tapioca starch
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 organic eggs
1/3 c. organic canned pumpkin
1/4 c. honey
4 TBSP. coconut cream or coconut whipped cream (I used SoDelicious Whipped Cream)
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
1 C. Corn-Free Confectioners Sugar (I use an organic cane sugar/tapioca starch blend)
2 TBSP. Vegan Butter (I use Earth Balance Dairy-Free/Soy-Free)
1 1/2 TBSP. non-dairy milk
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
Chop up onions and tomatoes and fry in a pan
Add in spinach and eggs and scramble together
Mix in avocado
Serve with fruit salad on the side
6 slices bacon
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 375F
In a pan sauté the bacon until it begins to brown, but not fully cooked
In your muffin sheet grease the bottoms of 4 cups and line the edge of each one with one slice of bacon, set the remaining 2 slices of bacon aside for the sweet potato hash
Crack one egg into each cup and bake for 15 minutes
While thats cooking add the olive oil, sweet potato and onion to a pan and sauté until the sweet potatoes become soft
Chop up the 2 leftover slices of bacon and add to the pan and continue sautéing until cooked through
Season with salt and pepper
Eat and enjoy the yummy goodness!
A protein packed way to start your day! (Serves 2)
6 Organic Eggs
6 Strips of Nitrate, Preservative Free Turkey or Pork Bacon (I use Applegate Naturals from Sprouts)
Sprinkle of Sea Salt
2 TSP. Dill
In a frying pan, cook bacon in a SMALL amount of oil until very crispy (I use olive oil or coconut oil. Never canola or corn.) Mix eggs in a bowl until scrambled and cook in a separate frying pan until desired consistency, adding sea salt and dill when almost completed. To serve two: Place half the cooked eggs in each bowl and, once slightly cooled, crumble 3 strips of bacon into each. Add 1/2 of a ripe avocado into the mix and toss. Enjoy while hot. Serve with a toasty mug of unsweetened chocolate almond milk for added protein.
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.